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Ollie Spark is here – and I've fulfilled a long-term ambition!

Ollie and his dog Gasket are plunged into their first mystery in 'Ollie Spark and the Accidental Adventure' which was published in January 2022. I've always loved books where pictures and words work together to tell a story. Now Alan Snow and I have collaborated to do exactly that.

And there's another story about the two of them – full of machines and mysteries – coming out very soon. Watch this space!

Publicity for Ollie Spark

I was interviewed by the In The Reading Corner podcast about Ollie Spark: you can listen to it here and also on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

There is an extract of the book featured on the Authorfy website - direct link is here.

See my tips for Mystery Writing on the Young Writers website!

My piece on the importance of libraries for the Peters bookselling website.

My blog on Working Together for the ReadingZone. Oh, and a video introduction to the book!

Finally, Ollie Spark is featured in Love Reading's 2022 preview.

Demon Headmaster News

Sadly, the second new Demon Headmaster series, which the BBC was planning, has been cancelled because of the delays caused by Covid. But the Headmaster hasn't vanished. The original BBC series is still available on Britbox.